[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)]

"WARKLEIGH, a parish in the hundred of South Molton, county Devon, 5 miles S.W. from Southmolton, its post town, and 4; from Umberleigh railway station on the Taw Vale line. The village is situated, between the rivers Taw and Mole. The soil is of various qualities, with a subsoil of clay. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Exeter, value £215. The church is dedicated to St. John. The chancel was re-erected in 1850. The parochial charities produce about £2 per annum, which go to the National school for both sexes. The trustees of the late Lord Rolle are lords of the manor."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003